Hawks limp through playoff series against Celtics


The Atlanta Hawks seemed to have found the answer to their injury woes: a rejuvenated Tracy McGrady, who was putting together a playoff game reminiscent of his youth.

But then McGrady landed awkwardly, rolled his right ankle and crumpled to the court. After limping off the court with assistance, he returned for the second half. But he did not make another basket, and the Celtics held on to beat the depleted Hawks 90-84 in overtime to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

McGrady says he'll be ready to go in Game 4 on Sunday night. The Hawks will need to win that one to avoid reaching the brink of elimination.